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Amazingly preserved remains of a 99-million-year-old beetle

Amazingly preserved remains of a 99-million-year-old beetle

Insect-mediated pollination in gymnosperms and potentially prior to the rise of flowering plants is critical for understanding not only the complex biology of these plants today but also the ecology o...

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Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

Hayden made his remarks in a Friday interview on CNN's "New Day." President Donald Trump said today that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department...

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Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms over the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms over the Atlantic

Ernesto is forecast to move northeastward, away from the US and poses no local threat. Starting late Thursday, into Friday, the cyclone will be moving over much colder water which should cause it to b...

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Parker sets off on its journey to the Sun

Parker sets off on its journey to the Sun

Why it matters: There is still a lot we don't understand about the sun. It will be the closest object to ever whiz by the sun and stands to become the fastest human made object, clocking in at around...

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Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads

Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads

The red tide has made breathing hard for locals, scared away tourists, and strewn popular beaches with the stinking carcasses of fish, eels, porpoises, turtles, manatees and one 26-foot whale shark...

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Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success — LIFT OFF

Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success — LIFT OFF

It will be the fastest human-made object with speeds up to 430,000 miles per hour, able to survive million degree temperatures, orbiting the sun just 4 million miles from its surface, after a 90 milli...

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Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

People in these regions will be able to witness 65% of the eclipse. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in the day starting at around 1:32 pm Indian Standard Time (IST), and will be visible ...

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Largest meteor shower of the year to appear in Sweden’s skies

Largest meteor shower of the year to appear in Sweden’s skies

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the highpoints in the celestial calendar, occurs each year as the Earth ploughs through dusty debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Lucky observers may see the occasiona...

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Shark Teeth 25 Million Years Old Found By Amateur in Australia

Shark Teeth 25 Million Years Old Found By Amateur in Australia

He says the teeth date back 25 million years. The man made the discovery on a beach south of Melbourne, Australia . The beast could grow to be as long as 30 feet, twice the size of a great white sh...

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NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

The probe's destination is the sun's corona , which it will fly through over two dozen times, eventually coming within less than 4 million miles (6.4 million kilometers) of our star's surface. Protec...

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NASA postpones launch of Parker Solar Probe

NASA postpones launch of Parker Solar Probe

The agency is now targeting Sunday for the launch of the spacecraft which is created to go all the way to the Sun's atmosphere, or corona - closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history. The probe ...

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Drought in southeast Australia worsens

Drought in southeast Australia worsens

The entire state is now in drought, according to the latest seasonal update, Department of Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair confirmed in a news release Wednesday that Sydney radio station 873AM...

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Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday

Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday

When the "radiant" is highest in the sky, we'll see the most meteors. "Professional and amateur astronomers will have a good chance to observe the Perseid meteor shower this year because the Moon wi...

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Here's how to see the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

Here's how to see the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

Some meteors will appear lower in the sky as soon as it's fully dark out-around 9:30 p.m. local time . So most of the shower activity and thicker cloud cover should stay to our south and east. How ...

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NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

In seven years, the probe will be within four million miles of the sun's surface. The 8-foot (2.4-meter) shield will face the sun during the close solar encounters, shading the science instruments in ...

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Death toll after Lombok quake rises to 259

Death toll after Lombok quake rises to 259

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful quake, while rescuers doubled down on efforts to find the dead, pulling another body from the rubble. Despite the...

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Tropical Storm Debby heads to North Atlantic; not a threat to Jamaica

Tropical Storm Debby heads to North Atlantic; not a threat to Jamaica

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Tecpan de Galeana to Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Los Barilles to Todo Santos, Mexico. What's more , an El Nino ...

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Catch The Best of This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Forecasters expect the peak to occur the nights of August 11 and 12. The Perseids are a result of the Earth's orbit, when it travels through the cloud of debris caused by the comet Swift-Tuttle. T...

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Category 3 Hurricane Hector roars in Pacific far from land

Category 3 Hurricane Hector roars in Pacific far from land

The 5-day forecast for Hurricane Hector as of 5 a.m. today. Forecasters say tropical-storm-force winds could affect the Big Island Tuesday night and Wednesday. Any deviation northward could bring ...

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Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows

Every year, in mid-August, Earth passes collides with particles spread along the orbit of Comet Swift-Tuttle. The ideal time for meteor-spotting is when the sky is at its darkest; between 1am and ...

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Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

It's also the first re-flight of the company's new, recyclable Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket, which had its first launch back in May . In 2008, SpaceX's Falcon 1 was the first privately-developed liquid ...

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A New Planet that Does not Orbit any Star has been Discovered

A New Planet that Does not Orbit any Star has been Discovered

Brown dwarfs , explains the NRAO, are celestial objects that are too big to actually be considered planets, yet not big enough to sustain the nuclear fusion that keeps stars alive in their cores. Sc...

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Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested over disturbance

Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested over disturbance

The bison run-in isn't Reinke's first of the week in National Parks , rangers say. After spending the night in the Teton County Jail, he was released on bond. A video of the event surfaced after ...

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FORECAST | More storms ahead this week

FORECAST | More storms ahead this week

We should get a break from the rain in the afternoon before another round of showers and storms materialize in the evening. After some areas of morning fog, some heat and humidity return for Wednesda...

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NASA announces crew for commercial spaceships

NASA announces crew for commercial spaceships

The delays could even result in a gap in US access to the space station, because NASA has contracted for seats on Soyuz only through November 2019, the report found. The first Crew Dragon arrived...

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Mysterious Rogue Planet Detected Outside Solar System

Mysterious Rogue Planet Detected Outside Solar System

When astronomers are searching the depths of space for new objects it's typically easier to find undiscovered planets if they're orbiting a star. Astronomers have detected a possible "rogue" planeta...

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Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

Samples were collected at 19 stations spanning from the mouth of Tampa Bay to the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. It is believed a combination of coastal pollution and nutrient-laden water being ...

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NASA assigns astronauts to SpaceX, Boeing test flights

NASA assigns astronauts to SpaceX, Boeing test flights

Some, however, deem that target ambitious. The crews will be split between two of the commercial projects NASA is counting on to make space travel more accessible and, vitally, more affordable. He...

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US to resume manned space flights

Bridenstine said. It was back in September 2014 when NASA first announced that SpaceX and Boeing would fly NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station . United Launch Alliance is ...

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Scientists Just Received a Massively Powerful Signal Coming from Deep Space

Scientists Just Received a Massively Powerful Signal Coming from Deep Space

A powerful new telescope, CHIME in Canada is allowed to catch a short radio signal, which stirred the whole scientific world. "These events have occurred during both the day and night, and their a...

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